Political Islam and US foreign policy

Anti-American sign in Iran


Political Islam and US foreign policy

Peter Mandaville, John M. Owen

Event Details

UVA professor of politics John Owen will host Peter Mandaville to discuss U.S. foreign policy and political Islam. Islamist movements and parties have featured prominently in the political landscape of the Middle East and other regions in recent years, with many choosing to enter the formal political system and compete at the ballot box. Despite a trend towards the “normalization” of Islamist political behavior, U.S. policy towards these groups has remained highly volatile. This event will explore the evolution of U.S. policy towards Islamism over the past 30 years, with a primary focus on the aftermath of the Arab uprisings and revolutions of 2011. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Initiative on Religion, Politics and Conflict, as part of its Political Islam Lecture Series.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Peter Mandaville

Peter Mandaville

Peter Mandaville is professor of Government and Politics and director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. He is the author of Transnational Muslim Politics: Re-imagining the Umma and has also co-edited several volumes of essays. His research interests include the impact of globalization in the Muslim world, global political development, and post-Western international relations.

John M. Owen

John M. Owen

John M. Owen is senior fellow at the Miller Center and Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor professor of politics at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security (Cornell University Press, 1997) and The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010 (Princeton University Press, 2010). He is also co-editor of Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order (Columbia University Press, 2011).